Electric car

IBM Looks to Attain 500-Mile Mark for EVs

January 13, 2012 / No Comments

Most people consider switching to electric vehicles to save money on gas and contribute to a healthier environment. But “range anxiety,” the fear of being stranded with no power is still a main detractor to many people in buying an electric vehicle. Electric cars, these days, typically can travel only about 100 miles on current battery technology, called lithium-ion (LIB). LIB ...

Chevrolet MiRay Concept Shows off Awesome Design

January 12, 2012 / No Comments

GM Korea had unveiled the Chevrolet MiRay concept at the 2011 Seoul Motor Show and it came across as a mid-electric hybrid-powered sports model. MiRay, which means 'future' in Korean, was created to celebrate Chevrolet's centennial anniversary last year. The concept's power train consists of two front-mounted electric motors, each producing 15 kW (20 bhp / 20 PS) of power for ...

Tata eMO Engineering Study EV Shown

January 12, 2012 / No Comments

Look what we have here! eMO, an electric vehicle designed and developed by Tata Technologies, is stylish, comfortable, practical, fuel-efficient and environment-friendly. It's the right size for urban transport yielding advantages such as easy to park, yet seating four adults comfortably, with the back seat capable of being converted into substantial cargo space. It's innovative and while working on the study, ...

Chevrolet All-Electric Spark Set for 2013 Arrival

January 11, 2012 / No Comments

The all-electric Spark from Chevrolet is all set to hit the North American markets by 2013. The EV will differ from the overseas models, in having different front-end styling, partly for compliance with federal crash regulations. With the 2013 Chevrolet Spark, Chevy is taking direct aim at competitors such as the Fiat 500, Smart Fortwo, and Scion iQ with a five-door ...

Audi R8 e-tron Interior Image Leaks

January 9, 2012 / No Comments

Audi has always tried to sustain the market’s interest on their new R8 e-Tron. They had even brought in a near-production model to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. They called it the "technology demonstrator" and showed off its four electric motors and a new exterior design. The pre-production model we saw featured a new grille, new carbon fiber front and rear ...

8000 Chevrolet Volts to be Recalled for Battery Pack Spruce Up

January 6, 2012 / No Comments

Chevrolet Volt has been on offer for quite a few months, but sales were not good as expected by GM. In addition, there were problems found in the battery unit as per the tests conducted by the government last year. Thus, to mitigate the problem, GM has decided to call back 8000 Volts for the strengthening of battery packs. Though the ...

Coda Electric Sedan Gears Up for Launch

January 3, 2012 / No Comments

Electric car lovers will be soon getting a treat with Coda’s electric sedan set for the roll out. The car will be released carrying a price tag of $39,900. Technical specifications of this EV are also appreciable with the vehicle delivering 134hp and 221 lb-ft of torque with the ability to cruise at 85mph. The five-passenger sedan will charge in six ...

239 Fisker Karmas Recalled over Battery Safety Issue

December 30, 2011 / No Comments

As we had already told you, the Fisker Karma battery issue has evoked an informal protest among the car owners over the past few weeks. The issue was related with the uncoordinated cooling problem the batteries in some Karma models were having that can lead to a short circuit. The situation has led to the recall of a slew of ...

Tesla Model S Pricing and Specs Revealed

December 21, 2011 / No Comments

The Tesla Model S has been keeping us waiting for quite a while. And, now we finally get to hear that the pricing and other details of car have been revealed. The Tesla team has worked extremely hard over the past years to manufacture a car that will far exceed your expectations and set a new trend for innovation and excellence ...

EV Charging Stations Coming Up at all Pennsylvania Turnpike Plazas

December 20, 2011 / No Comments

Anyone who owns an EV is reluctant to go on a tour in their vehicle, simply due to the lack of charging stations. Here’s a solution, finally. Starting 2013 all Pennsylvania Turnpike plazas will be having charging stations for EVs by the middle of 2013. Proper and sufficient funding from PDEP has helped a great deal in achieving this goal and ...